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HD video of 1957 Disneyland? How in the hell?

Let the Disney History Institute explain:

We cleaned the film, transferred it with a Spirit DataCine, and edited a few clips to music. But all of the images here are from 1957, before the park was even two years old.

So there you go. And here's the video:

As I said earlier today, I lived in the Los Angeles area for five years as a kid. Our family would visit Disneyland multiple times per year in that time, and I've been there (as well as Disney World in Orlando) many more times since then (most recently the day after Christmas '09). And every time, the visit to the park feels as magical as always. If you've never been to one of the parks, I urge you to do everything possible to plan a vacation for one of them in the near future, especially if you have kids. They will have the time of their lives. Guaranteed.

Anyway, as somebody that is very familiar with Disneyland and absolutely love it, I found that video to be nothing short of AWESOME. I was pretty shocked with how similar much of the park's attractions looked in comparison to their present day appearance.

And just seeing anything from over 50 years ago in such video clarity is amazing in itself, but it's even more badass when it takes you around Disneyland in just the park's second year of existence.

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A week ago today, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $254 million contract. A day later, there was already a burger named in his honor, just two blocks from Angel Stadium at OC Sports Grill.

The burger is called "The Machine Burger", as "The Machine" is one of Pujols' nicknames.

Here's more on "The Machine Burger, from The Orange County Register,
The burger includes a half-pound of angus beef, a four-ounce fried mozzarella patty, cabbage, fried onion strings, avacado and tomatoes. The burger is priced at $13.99.

Ganjifard collaborated with General Manger Rob Beatty and Head Chef Vince Carino to create The Machine Burger – a play on one of Pujols' nicknames.

"It seemed fitting for a monster burger," Beatty said. "The Machine' is the coolest name. ... He just pumps out numbers like he's not human. This burger is out of this world."
Carino researched Pujols' native country, the Dominican Republic, to find ideas.

"One of their staple street foods is called the chimichurri burger," Carino said. "Basically, it's a burger mixed with onions and cilantro, served on a bun with fried onions."

Instead of the typical Angus beef patty, The Monster Burger has an Angus chimichurri patty, as well as the fried mozzarella patty – another nod to Dominican cuisine.

"Queso frito is a Dominican thing," Carino said. "They use fried cheese and serve it with everything. We also sauté it in a sauce called savon, which is a staple sauce."

The burger also includes pulled pork, to honor Pujols' stay with the St. Louis Cardinals, and is topped with avocado and tomatoes to give it a California flair.

The newspaper added that "Even if Pujols didn't want to eat his namesake burger, he could still take $634,992.11 out of his pocket change and buy The Machine Burger for every one of the 45,389 fans at a full Angel Stadium on opening day."

No word yet as to whether or not a C.J. Wilson food item is available in Orange County.

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